miguelofweste 2011-03-24 14:23:27
Pray for Japan Disaster relief aid for the Touhoku and Kantou tsunami affected areas. HIRAFU AREA COLLECTION POINT…MOMIJ GALLERY 2F, door marked RELIEF AID, Tues to Sun between 2.30 and 5.30pm. Momiji is between Ezo Seafoods & Captain Hirafu B&B, and above Bar Barunba, 3mins walk from Seico. Mart ITEMS URGENTLY NEEDED: (as requested by evacuation centres) CLOTHES: CHILDREN and ADULTS: winter jackets, coats, ski pants and any general clothing( preferably new or if used, must be in very good condition ) Blankets( preferably new but if used must be very clean and in good condition), thermal mats, tents, small portable stoves (and gas cylinders), wet wipes, boxed tissues, nappies/diapers for both children and the elderly, toilet paper. All items collected at Momiji Gallery will be taken to the Niseko Town Choumin (community) centre on the 28th March, where they will be sorted and packed over the next 3-4 days. On Apri 2 the Self Defence Forces, jeitai, will transport the goods to the evacuation areas for distribution. Independent deliveries : Location: Niseko Town Choumin centre, 2 Floor, Washitsu room, “Yotei” Date and times: 28th March to 1st April, 10.00-12.00 and 6.00-8.00pm Volunteers needed: Volunteers are also needed to help sort and pack from 28th March to April 1st in the afternoons at the Niseko Town Choumin centre. If you can help, you need to bring a permanent marker, packing tape, large cardboard boxes and garbage bags larger than 45 litres. Contact details in English: Margo Bartley on 0136 55 8585 between 2.30 and 5.30 pm In Japanese: Akimoto- san 090 5989 4822 or Osafune-san 090 38904735 This relief effort will be ongoing for the next 2-3 months.